Thursday, June 27, 2013

Reason 5 of 45 in Our 45 Day Countdown to the NEA RA's Adoption of the NEA FINE ARTS CAUCUS STE(A)M New Business Item

What is STE(A)M?

“I must study Politicks and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematicks and Philosophy. My sons ought to study Mathematicks and Philosophy, Geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, Commerce and Agriculture, in order to give their Children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Musick, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry and Porcelaine. (12 May 1780)”
― John Adams

WE ARE BENEFICIARIES OF THAT VISION...  Our founders believed in the importance of the Arts...we should too.  Check out these "big players" at the table at Arts Advocacy Day 2013 sponsored by American for the Arts announcing a STE(A)M Initiative that will provide lots of important dollars to schools who invest in STE(A)M.  The reasoning that these folks gives should be reason enough for the NEA to stand behind STE(A)M.   

"You can't create that world changing algorithm without mathematics, science and engineering.  But you also can't create it without the creativity to imagine it and to solve the problem...and that creative and critical thinking is what the Arts deliver."
President's Committee for the Arts and the Humanities from our Honorary Chair, Michelle Obama, "We are very excited about this program.  We find ourselves in a moment--when we talk about STEAM--of great opportunities...but also great challenges..."

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